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DDoS from IoT devices

Since manufacturers of IoT (Internet of Things) devices mostly focus on performance and usability and ignore security measures and encryption mechanisms, they are routinely being hacked and used as weapons in cyber attacks.
Mirai, for example, is a DDoS Trojan that targets BusyBox systems, a collection of Unix utilities specifically designed for embedded devices like routers. The malware is programmed to hijack connected IoT devices that are using the default usernames and passwords set by the factory before devices are first shipped to customers.

Microsoft: patch for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge and Office

Microsoft published during his April patch-day 13 security packages, so-called bulletin, of which six classified as "Critical" and the other as "high". The update packages cover the versions of Windows from Windows Vista to Windows 10, Internet Explorer from 9 to 11, the new browser Edge, Office from 2007 to 2016 and Office for Mac. The eliminated critical vulnerability allow attackers, among other things , to remotely execute malicious code on the victim's computer.
We encourage all users of Windows to install the updates.

False email RAI

A false email the RAI - Italian Television was reported, urging the payment of the fee.
The beginning of the message is:

Gentile Sig./Sig.ra,
Il canone di abbonamento alla televisione e' dovuto da chiunque abbia un apparecchio televisivo (art. 1 del R.D.L., n. 246/38) e si paga una sola volta all'anno e una sola volta a famiglia, a condizione che i familiari abbiano la residenza nella stessa abitazione.
Vi comunichiamo che l'ammontare del canone speciale e di Euro 100,00 (non piu' 113,50) .

Prevent macro-based malware infection in MS Word 2016

Macro-based malware is on the rise. To help counter this threat, Microsoft is releasing a new feature in Office 2016 that blocks macros from loading in certain high-risk scenarios. This feature can be controlled via Group Policy and configured per application. It enables enterprise administrators to block macros from running in Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents that come from the Internet.

Bug nella libreria glibc di Linux

Nella libreria GNU C Library (glibc), presente su ogni sistema Linux, esiste una falla di sicurezza. Il problema affligge la libreria dalla versione 2.9 e per la verità era stato segnalato già tempo fa, ma recentemente è stato "riscoperto" indipendentemente da ricercatori di Google e di Red Hat.

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